The Beaverton Severe Weather Shelter will be open for extended hours this weekend to serve adults experiencing homelessness during extreme temperatures.
The shelter will be open on Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, 2018. Doors will open at 5:30 pm.
The Beaverton Severe Weather shelter was opened in January 2017 to provide a warm, safe space for adults experiencing homelessness to stay during the winter. The shelter is operated by Just Compassion of East Washington County.
Location: Beaverton Community Center, 12350 SW Fifth St.
Hours: Thursday nights, from Nov. 2, 2017 – Mar. 29, 2018 (5:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.).
Intake: Walk in basis. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Serves: Space for 30 adults (age 18 or older) is available on a first come, first-served basis. Dinner and breakfast is provided.
Additional open hours will occur on any evening when temperatures are at/below freezing and there is sufficient volunteer capacity to support operations. Open hours and changes to the current scheduled will be posted at the Beaverton City Library.
Washington County Shelter Resources
For an updated list of open severe weather shelters in Washington County, contact 211 info or look at the Shelter Activation List available online: www.co.washington.or.us/homeless
How to Help
Looking for ways to support the shelter? We can’t open without enough volunteers! If you are 18 years of age or older, fill out the PDF form and submit it to Megan Cohen at the City of Beaverton (mcohen@BeavertonOregon.gov), or use the online form. Volunteers will receive training and support, and find a welcoming community of other great people!